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The Resource King of the mound : my summer with Satchel Paige, Wes Tooke

King of the mound : my summer with Satchel Paige, Wes Tooke

Label
King of the mound : my summer with Satchel Paige
Title
King of the mound
Title remainder
my summer with Satchel Paige
Statement of responsibility
Wes Tooke
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Twelve-year-old Nick loves baseball so after a year in the hospital fighting polio and with a brace on one leg, Nick takes a job with the team for which his father is catcher and gets to see the great pitcher, Satchel Paige, play during the 1935 season. Includes historical notes
Summary
Twelve-year-old Nick loves baseball, and he's the best pitcher in Bismarck, North Dakota's 1934 youth league. But after he returns with a brace on one leg from a year in the hospital fighting polio, Nick resigns himself to having permanently disappointed his dad and to working odd jobs at the stadium. Then Negro League star pitcher Satchel Paige joins a minor-league Bismarck team for the summer and befriends Nick -- and everything changes. King of the Mound's well-researched history, moving family drama, and ample on-field action make it a fascinating read. -- Description by Ellen Foreman
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10063224
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tooke, Wes
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
900L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PZ7.T638
LC item number
Ki 2012
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  • 900
  • 900
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 7
Reading level
5.6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paige, Satchel
  • Baseball
  • People with disabilities
  • Fathers and sons
  • African Americans
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Bismarck (N.D.)
Target audience
pre adolescent
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my summer with Satchel Paige
Label
King of the mound : my summer with Satchel Paige, Wes Tooke
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
846721
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781442433465
Lccn
2011012740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781442433465
Label
King of the mound : my summer with Satchel Paige, Wes Tooke
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
846721
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781442433465
Lccn
2011012740
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781442433465

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